British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is a two-time Heavyweight Boxing World Champion following his 7th round defeat of the former champion, Deontay 'The Bronze Bomber' Wilder, in Las Vegas on 22 February 2020. After enduring a very public and prolonged battle with his mental health, the self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King’ battled his way back to the very peak of world heavyweight boxing.
Fury is now in prime position to become The Undisputed Heavyweight Boxing World Champion with a possible once in a lifetime all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua, the holder of all three remaining world heavyweight boxing belts, a fight that the boxing public not only demands but utterly deserves!
Displaying tremendous resilience, mental toughness and following a period of sustained peak performance, Tyson Fury is now in huge demand on the speaking circuit for his exciting after-dinner speeches and unique ability to engage and enthral audiences with tales of both victory and despair. His likeable, honest and down-to-earth personality makes him the ideal choice for conferences with international and keynote audiences seeking inspiration on topics including drive and determination and mental wellbeing.
Coming from a long line of boxers and bare-knuckle fighters of Irish Traveller descent, Fury was named after the former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Mike Tyson. With boxing in his blood, Fury grew up to become a passionate and dedicated athlete, both qualities which present themselves in his work as a boxing speaker – marking the ambition and determination he has held from a young age.
Beginning his professional boxing career in 2008, Fury went on to represent both England and Ireland at amateur level. He initially fought out of The Holy Family Boxing Club in Ireland and during his time there he was able to take part in the 2006 World Junior Championships where he won a bronze medal.
In 2009, Fury remained unbeaten with victories over fellow heavyweights Scott Belshaw and Zack Page. Two years later, Fury won the title of British Heavyweight Boxing Champion after he beat Dereck Chisora. However, the fight that put him on the boxing map was his now unanimous points victory over Vladimir Klitschko, who had been World Heavyweight Boxing Champion for almost 10 years. Fury was immediately thrust into the sporting spotlight and his mental health problems began to take their toll.
Within 2 years his life had spiralled downwards to such an extent that not only had he been stripped of all three of his world championship belts, but he had gained 10 stone in weight and even contemplated suicide. However, in 2018 the 'Gypsy King', and still the 'Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World', returned to give Deontay Wilder a boxing lesson he would never forget. Despite being knocked down twice, the entire boxing world heralded Fury as the winner, although the judges somehow returned the controversial decision of a draw. Such was his dominance in the fight, Fury was awarded Comeback of the Year by The Ring.
In the 18 months that followed, Fury delivered some comparatively mediocre performances, but when the stakes were raised once again and the WBC Heavyweight Boxing title was on the line in the long-awaited rematch against Wilder, Fury delivered in style.
As an international sporting star, Tyson Fury is admired for his determined attitude and his ability to overcome obstacles. Speaking from the heart, Tyson’s keynote and after-dinner addresses are popular as he gives an honest insight into the highs and lows of his high profile career.